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by widman
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel to release CPU with integrated north & southbridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

good news for file server....
by widman
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 pin cpu fans
Replies: 25
Views: 11980

You can try to connect the fan to a motheboard 3pin chassis fan. I am curious though. You cannot control the 3pin fan connected to the motherboard 4pin using the bios, a motherboard utility, speedfan or something else? My bad axe 4 pin fan controller cannot control 3 pin fan. I think threadstarter ...
by widman
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: need recommendation for quiet x1950pro cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

PowerColor with Accelero X2 is quiet
http://www.powercolor.com/global/main_p ... asp?id=134
by widman
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot should a passive video card get?
Replies: 22
Views: 10467

my gigabyte silent pipe 7300GT idle at 70C+ and loat at 80C+.

when I increase intake fan speed, it will 60C+ at idle, and 70C at load.
by widman
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help! Intel D975XBX - fan control won't start my fans :(
Replies: 7
Views: 4335

Re: Help! Intel D975XBX - fan control won't start my fans :(

have you tried fan option in motherboard?
Under "Boot Configuration"
"system fan" -enable/disable
"fan control" off/slow.
by widman
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF900 troubles on my x1950xtx
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Did your cpu temperature also increase?

I suspect your case less air exhaust after changing to VF900.
by widman
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone using passive cooling for high end ATI
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

if you are not in rush, ATI will launch new card X1950 Pro based on 80nm process. Promised to be energy efficient. 60W less under load compare to X1950XT/XTX

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4472
by widman
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which A64 cpu to go below 1.1V ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18354

Tried myself, these cpu cannot go below 1.1V

E3 Venice 3000+
E4 Manchester X2 3800

and on the same motherboad, Clawhammer CG possible to set 0.85V.


I read here, many winchester cpu possible to set ~0.8V
by widman
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will I be able to undervolt the CPU?
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

Re: Will I be able to undervolt the CPU?

The artificial limit of 1.1V is caused bu the CPU's not by the boards. The limit can not be caused by the CPU, since it is the board that applies the voltage to the chip. Sure, the chips may not like sub-1.1 voltages, but the chips themselves can't stop us from applying said voltages. it's caused b...
by widman
Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My experience on undervolting & overclocking Core 2 Duo
Replies: 28
Views: 27976

thanks a lot.

It's really a nice data/analysis that hardly found in other web.
by widman
Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Directx 10 cards, when are they released?
Replies: 12
Views: 3848

Re: Directx 10 cards, when are they released?

Directx 10 will be useless until Windows Vista release. Guess it still quite long to wait.
by widman
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 35W/65W dual-core CPU review @ X-Bit Labs
Replies: 76
Views: 33087

I think intel eist didn't work in xbitlab test. Enable and disable eist still the same power consumption, 26W.

here from xbitlab with eist and cnq disabled .
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by widman
Tue May 02, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: According to Anandtech, Conroe beats FX-60
Replies: 145
Views: 53204

The Journal of Pervasive 64 bit Computing has a piece entitled Conroe Busted in which Conroe performance claims (made by Intel w/ Anand's help) are scrutinized and found wanting. you believe that blog? it's fanboy blog. the result is from victor wang sciencemark test, with two result being removed ...
by widman
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running Zalman VF-700/900 off GPU fan header
Replies: 11
Views: 3843

here my post
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... highlight=

it's possible to change mount to gfx fan mount.

No clicking noise from PWM.
by widman
Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an AMD 939 via software
Replies: 24
Views: 11637

Thank you. I just wasn't happy with a passing reference, since this is the first I've heard of it. I have a feeling AMD did that just to prevent OEMs from making "Turion equivilant" notebooks using desktop processors.and software like CrystalCPUID. Thus, you can undervolt all you want in the BIOS ,...
by widman
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Cooling Accelero X1 or Thermalright X-1 for a 7900GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 5144

this review stated 7900GT consume 65W and 6600GT is 48W.

http://sg.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=3335&s=8
by widman
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an AMD 939 via software
Replies: 24
Views: 11637

Just warning, new amd core - venice, san diego, manchester, toledo refuse to undervolt less than 1.1V. That's a VERY SERIOUS accusation with huge repercussions for all of us here at SPCR. The least you could do after making such a general sweeping statement is provide us a link. You sure it's not y...
by widman
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting an AMD 939 via software
Replies: 24
Views: 11637

Just warning, new amd core - venice, san diego, manchester, toledo refuse to undervolt less than 1.1V.
by widman
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best prog to backup hd with
Replies: 29
Views: 7534

I do full, nightly, automated backups using WinZip command line. This is set up as a scheduled task in WinXP. .... For full backup/restore, winzip will have problem in short name. Winzip doesn't store fullname with corespondent short name. Here a scenario you zip eg c:\Program Files\Microsoft Offic...
by widman
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quieter _and_ faster: a simple tip
Replies: 39
Views: 16108

So far, I'm running a week with no virtual memory (swap file) and everything is running perfectly. I typically run 10-20 apps at a time, and use the computer 80+ hours a week, so I think I'm giving it a good workout. I don't run any "wierd" apps like Photoshop, however, that have bizarre memory all...
by widman
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 1920x1200 DVI?
Replies: 17
Views: 5928

any ati with dvi can support 1920x1200. Matrox G550 only support DVI up 1280x1024. I don't know about geforce series but 6600 defenitely support it. Here a person using it for Dell 2405FPW, a ATI 7500 and ATI 9250. http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1223172&page=1&pp=15 http://www.ati.c...
by widman
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF-700CU vs Stock 7800GTX 512 & X1800XT Heatsinks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

EasyRaider wrote:Surely it will do a worse job than the monster GTX 512 cooler. I'm not sure about X1800 XT, but I'd forget about overclocking.
my thinking also.
Some of 7800GTX (XFX??) cooler using 90mm fan, compare to VF700 which use 70mm fan.
by widman
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Warning for those running low vcore but high vdimm on A64
Replies: 8
Views: 3692

I doubt this theory, cause in reality I just out of limit.
I'm running CPU AMD64 4000+ @ 0.875V and VDimm at 2.6V (default). The different are 0.425V, more than 0.3V limit. It has been run for 6 months without any problem.

yeah, it's not 90nm die, but where is the exception?
by widman
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: High Definition Processor Speeds?
Replies: 11
Views: 4316

Dual core cpus have two, slightly slower cores than the fastest single core systems. They work best with workloads that can execute tasks in parallel. I'm hardly an expert on the decoding of mpeg video, but my guess is that current dual core processors might be marginal for this task. The dual core...
by widman
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: High Definition Processor Speeds?
Replies: 11
Views: 4316

get X2 3800. It's much better from 1080p. Anyway you can't undervolt X2 3800. it's refused to set volt less than 1.1V.
by widman
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P4 2.4 --> Athlon 64 | Some advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 3063

I had pentium 4 2.4B. Migrated to AMD 4000+ clawhammer early this year in quest for better computing, less noise and less power consumption. I only see incremental enhancement. But amount I spend was quite big consider complete overhaul. Now just use X2 3800 for the same reason. I can't see huge adv...
by widman
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Experiences with Athlon64 X2
Replies: 17
Views: 7217

dan wrote:what is the estimated power consumption of an x2 @ 2ghz and @ vcore 1.1v?
based on this review
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di ... 800_3.html

load ~65W idle 5.8W.

I doubt that low, :shock:
by widman
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Experiences with Athlon64 X2
Replies: 17
Views: 7217

The problem is not on motherboard but is on CPU itself. I have Clawhammer 4000+ on MSI Neo2 K8N, run on 0.9V 800Mhz perfectly. But when I plugged Venice 3000+ to this motherboard, it refuse to go below 1.1V. I think there is 'spec' to limit the min voltage.
by widman
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x800xl recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

preti9cboi wrote: Yeah! that's what i was talking about. Did it take a lot of time to do? What type of materials would i need to do it?
One store in my town (singapore) did it for SGD$2 ~US$1.2. It takes less than 5 minute. You need connector and tool to clamp it.
by widman
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x800xl recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

I'm sorry. I ment to say, do you know if i have to hook the fan from the zalman up to the PSU or can i do it to the videocard? Welps, i'll find out saturday. Defauft is connected to PSU but it can be modded to hook to VGA Card my post here, hooked to videocard. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/view...